Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining)

The University of Adelaide

Involved in all aspects of the extraction and processing of ores from the earth that contain valuable minerals or metals, mining engineers are in high demand; and the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining) provides an ideal pathway into this rewarding career. The only mining engineering degree offered in South Australia, it is delivered by one of the top 20 Mineral and Mining Schools worldwide. Extensive real world experience is provided. Students take part in field trips to mining locations in Australia and overseas. They can complete a semester at another mining university abroad. And they work closely with industry experts to develop the necessary professional skills and networks for a successful career. Exposure to industry practices is also provided in the University of Adelaide's world-class laboratories. Students graduate as professionally accredited engineers with mining as their engineering speciality.

Course Fee:

International: $172,000

Entry Requirements:

Prerequisites: SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics and Physics; International Baccalaureate: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3). If Stage 2 studies were undertaken prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was known as Mathematical Studies.


The first two years of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining) focus on building engineering, mathematics and science foundations that are further developed in the final two years of the degree. The third and fourth years of the degree have been developed by Mining Education Australia; a unique, industry-funded and internationally respected collaboration of the University of Adelaide, the University of New South Wales, the University of Queensland and Curtin University. This provides students with a unique perspective on mining practice across Australia. Students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience.

Subjects you can Study:

Mine automation


Graduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Mining Engineer,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info Yes Full time 4 years
North Terrace No info Yes Part time 8 years

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